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Houseboats and Espressos
Published on Thursday, January 8, 2015 by

Today’s Lil Hoo Ha writing challenge subject is “Travel.”

When I was young, we traveled. From houseboats on Lake Trinity to camping in Canada, sunning in St. Croix and eating ice cream through Italy. I was fortunate that my parents saved and invested, choosing family adventures over expensive cars and extravagant homes.

old lake trinity picture

It makes my heart heavy that I have not been able to give my children the same. None of them have been out of the country, and only one has been on a plane over the age of five.

But I have a dream. And if this dream comes to fruition we are going to travel.

In Germany, my oldest and I will make a toast before experiencing our first true German beer. He and I will also share our first sushi meal in Japan, along with my mother and daughter. My middle son will be across the street at the Japanese McDonald’s. After dinner my daughter and I will purchase every anime and Totoro item we can find.

In Italy, my daughter and I will go to Pompeii. All of us will eat our way through ice cream, pizza and pasta while the older ones add red wine and espressos. And then I will take my daughter to St. Peter’s so we can climb to the top like my father and I did so many years ago.

Italy Family Vacation

My brother, father and yours truly in Italy.

On our way back we will stop on a tropical island to snorkel, eat conch and enjoy pina coladas, both regular and virgin.

If you could travel overseas to two places, where would they be and what would you want to experience there?

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